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It was pretty intimidating, but I took the day by the utters and MILKED IT! *fist pump in the air* I delivered my very first introduction speech today at one of the Roman Catholic churches this morning completely in IsiZulu (the language I am learning here). My host mom attends there and she just beamed with pride. It's a pretty big deal to house an American apparently and I am the very first in the village; an opportunity of a lifetime. They ...
Wow. I'm so grateful to be living right here, right now, at this moment in time, doing what I love. Today marked my very first day in the province of KwaZulu-Natal ("house/land of the Zulus"). My assigned, permanent site is here in this beautiful province. I was bussed to meet my new supervisor and host family. It is here that I will actually serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Because we are still ...
... location, but their neighbour hasn't been so lucky. There’s a book Kevin recommends - Killing For Profit - which describes the trade in Rhino horn. So sad, and seemingly an insurmountable problem. At this rate the Rhino will be virtually extinct pretty soon.
It’s 11:30, load the car (Mandla has cleaned it for us) fond farewells, Kevin & Mandla help with our bags, staff come out to say goodbye, one last surprise, a parting gift of fruit and water for the road, and we’re off to St Lucia.
... of the boma is that the five
lions gel as a 'family’ structure before they are released to the wild. The
giraffe meat was used to feed these lions. We were able to watch as the meat
was fed to them, which is amazing to see how strong they are to rip the meat
Friday morning began with a drive on Mduna, without much
success as it was still wet. At 11am, we were given an early mark to start out
weekend in Mozambique!!! ...
... are protecting you are busy chaning a tire and the gun is safely INSIDE the jeep!! Not to worry, we hopped back in the jeep and after a little longer drive eventually saw some track, first was a giraffe track that headed back the way we had come so we continued on. Then we saw them, big round elephant foot prints. Ross and Pat (Our tracker) showed Ollie how you could tell they were elephant prints and the fact that the print was on top of the tyre ...